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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonist who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Castile and Aragon. He led the first European expeditions to the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, initiating the permanent European colonization of the Americas. Columbus discovered a viable sailing route to the Americas, a continent that was then unknown to the Old World. While what... Read More

BornBefore 31 October 1451
Genoa, Republic of Genoa
Died20 May 1506 (aged c. 54)
Valladolid, Crown of Castile
OccupationMaritime explorer
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